#ROW80 Check-in: Project WRITE (Finally!)

Happy Sunday check-in to Team ROW80!!

Have you been getting your fix of motivation with ROW80’s Monday posts?

There was Kait Nolan’s fabulous post on The Test “Mile” and my post last Monday, called Do You Fear Your Dream?

If you’d like to cheer on your ROW80 teammates click here and go to the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post to enter your post in today’s blog hop. 

How am I doing on goals?

While I can’t say I’ve met a ton of ROW80 goals this week, I’ve FINALLY moved into position to be able to do so. This last week I:

  • Finished Phase One of our software rollout at work
  • Underwent Lasik surgery on my right eye (w/Ziemer lasers for the curious)

What does this mean?

  1. This means I’m in my last few weeks of working long hours, tweaking our new software and getting our data into working order. The accounting firm should be in great shape going into tax season and I will have much more time to WRITE come February 1st!
  2. I’m going to do at least 2 writing sprints this next Wednesday (1/18) so please let me know down in the comments if I should tag you to join me for this.
  3. I have 2 weeks of no sweating and then I can resume a real live workout schedule with no restrictions (and no corrective lenses!).

What have I done toward my goals in the meantime?

  • I took a 6.5 mile walk with the family last Sunday, which was lots of fun.
  • I’ve kept up on blogs and not much other writing.
  • HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: My fellow Writer In The Storm, Laura Drake, SOLD three books to Grand Central publishing and we announced her sale at our chapter meeting yesterday with tons of hooplah. It was a stellar day and I’m so excited about her success.

Note: You might enjoy her post from last week, 5 Things I Wish I’d Believed Before I Sold.

What’s new here at More Cowbell?

  • I’ve started a Triberr contest with the prize of a place in a More Cowbell tribe and training on how to use the program (first 3 winners announced on Tuesday 1/17 with my second Triberr blog). Did you see that Dino Dogan, the co-founder of Triberr, is going to be part of our webinar??? I about died!! I’m so excited about it.
  • Margie Lawson is popping in and visiting us this Thursday (1/19) with a great post and a fun giveaway.
  • We’re gearing up for another round of our Dirty Fighting Contest!! (Click here for winners from Round 1 of this contest.)

I’m having a great time so far this month, how about you??! How are you doing with your goals? Is there something the rest of us can do to help you with your progress? Enquiring minds always  want to know these things, especially on a ROW80 check-in day! 🙂


About Jenny Hansen

Avid seeker of "more"...More words, more creativity, More Cowbell! An extrovert who's terribly fond of silliness. Founding blogger at Writers In The Storm (http://writersinthestormblog.com). Write on!
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37 Responses to #ROW80 Check-in: Project WRITE (Finally!)

  1. spaciireth says:

    Yay for writing time! I’m not sure where all mine is going at the moment. Actually, yes, I do… stupid essays with looming due dates… Anyway. Here’s to us both having more writing time in the near future!


  2. That’s is one busy wek you had girl. Amazing news for Laura and also about Tribber. You’re rocking it. I should be around to sprint so fee free to tag me in.


  3. showard76 says:

    Great week Jenny! I’m off to find out more about the Dirty Fighting contest – sounds interesting! 🙂


  4. Lena Corazon says:

    Wow, fantastic week! I’m so happy for Laura, excited that you got Lasik and managed a 6.5 mile walk, AND psyched that you’ve got Dino Dogan pulled in for the Triberr webinar! I managed to get in a couple of walks this week, so while I’m not at my 4-5 days/week goal, I’m getting better. 😀

    Have a lovely week, my friend!


  5. Jeneen says:

    There’s a lot of awesomeness going on with youa! I’m excited for you. Great job. And pass on my congratulations to Laura. Now, what’s this Dirty Fighting contest? Going to check out deets now….


  6. Sounds like an amazing week 😀 Writing sprints sound fun but I work Wednesdays; depending on what time it is, I might try to join in. Glad the surgery was successful (I think I’d be too much of a wuss to get surgery on my eyes lol)


  7. Ali Dent says:

    Thanks for leaving the posts to encourage us. I hope your week goes well.


  8. Gene Lempp says:

    More time to write is a good thing indeed. Nice job on taking the walk and your going to feel worlds better as the exercise routine moves forward. A refreshed body to go with your new vision 🙂

    Have a great week, Jen.

    P.S. I’ll contact you about the Triberr thing. Maybe Dino can help.


  9. Yay for writing time! While our commitments are different, I am in the same boat…2 more weeks of work obligations and doing overtime before I can truly focus on writing in Feb. And yay for Lasik!! I should be good for a sprint Wed morning (so let me know!)


  10. Nice job this week, Jenny. Congrats on the Lasik (Brave woman that you are!) and the long family walk. Good times. BTW, I love writing sprints. It seems to motivate my brain and fingers to work together more than usual. 🙂


  11. gingercalem says:

    I can practically hear your engines rev’ing up for Feb. 1st. Your energy and palpable. Woo! Thanks for all the links. I missed some of those blogs. Have a great week!


  12. Great progress, Jenny! I love how you prioritized and got done the buckets needed to now have a plan to hit back hard on the writing and exercising. In the midst of it all, you also have still been encouraging others and started a wicked good series about Triberr. 🙂


  13. Laura Drake says:

    Thanks, Jen, for the shout out – and for all the support, and ROSES at the meeting yesterday!

    I’m so grateful for my amazing crit sisters…

    Love you, Man.


  14. Thanks for all the links. 🙂 Have fun with your wordsprints.


  15. alberta says:

    Yay for Laura – happy feet
    Yay for surgery and yay for all your week it seems everything is going well -and thats good to hear

    all the best for coming week


  16. Emma Burcart says:

    Thanks for all those great links in with your goals update. I love the post you wrote about fear! That is so what I am dealing with right now, and your post was right on! I guess I need to go buy some titanium panties. Do they sell those at Victoria’s Secret?


  17. Stacy Green says:

    Busy week you’ve had, glad things are slowing down for you soon. Really enjoyed your fear post, and congrats again to Laura. Very excited for her:) Good luck this week!


  18. Fabulous week Jenny! Glad to hear the eyes are good 🙂 You know I’m up for Wed within the times we’ve talked about. Sounds like you have another wonderful week planned, best of luck.

    Congrats to Laura.


  19. Kari says:

    Glad to hear that you’ve been able to finally position yourself for your Row80 goals! Strangely, I think that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’ve learned a LOT about what I need to do to keep my own goals myself. 6.5 miles is a fantastic walk! 🙂 And I’ll be about — Dirty Fighting Contests sound fabulous! 🙂


  20. maidrya says:

    I enjoyed the post on “Do You Fear Your Dream” – short answer, yes! 🙂 Also, thanks for the link to Wendig. You sound like you’re putting things in place for a very productive month — I’ve already got lots on my plate, so I won’t volunteer for the sprints, but it sounds like a great idea. Maybe next time!


  21. Ruth Nestvold says:

    I love writing sprints, but I’m in Central Europe, so I’m often writing at a completely different time than most of my writing buddies. But please tag me, and I can see if I can join in!

    Congrats on the Lasik and the rollout and have a great week!


  22. wow, I love your enthusiasm!! It sounds like you are accomplishing some great things! Congrats to you. 🙂 Best wishes on the productivity ahead! I hope that you have a great week!


  23. tomwisk says:

    Got a short piece done for class and manged to move my protag along. He’s a stubborn bugger. He wants a nice quiet life and I want him to get off his @ss and do something. Oh, i’m supposed to move him. Okay, I’ll do it.

    Good vision to ya! Myself got baby cataracts and they want me to go blind before the operate.

    Laptop going into the shop tomorrow. Got the back-up primed and ready to rock.


  24. Fantastic Triberr announcements, Jenny! So glad to hear you are done with the Lasik 🙂 I’m trying very hard to convince my husband to go through this surgery too, but-so far-with no success, sigh.

    Congrats to your friend, Laura! This is major achievement!

    Let me know about the writing sprint on Wednesday. I will try to clear my schedule to join you 🙂

    Huge hugs.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Angela, it’s a big deal to let someone put a laser on your eyeball. Three things that finally gave me the titanium panties to do this were:
      (a) my husband is the primary breadwinner
      (b) We had $2000 left if our flex spending account last year and I was damned if I’d lose it
      (c) Dr. Tom Tooma (the guy who did my eyes) is the same one who did Tiger Woods’ eyes


  25. Marcia says:

    Considering all you’ve had on your plate this month, you did a great job of making progress in a lot areas! What a relief it will be when the extra obligations clear the way for your writing and exercising! Please pass on congrats to Laura. That’s fantastic news.
    You must be loving that you’re eyeglasses free now!
    I’d like to try a writing sprint on Wednesday. Please include me in the post about what time.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Marcia, I’m either going to email or tweet when I get going – likely the night before. I’ll do it at the ROW80 hashtag on Twitter so we all know where to go. (I know that sounds odd.)

      I keep asking my husband if he has always seen this, that or the other thing. He’s laughing at me, but I don’t mind. I’m too busy being excited that I can see. 🙂


  26. bjaneb says:

    Loved the post and congrats on the Lasik surgery. Keep us posted on the progress. I have considered it myself in the past but have always hesitated.


  27. CONGRATS on the eye surgery and here’s to getting back to living it UP!!! So glad to hear work is easing up meaning you’ll be able to do more writing. I’d absolutely LOVE to join your writing sprint on Wednesday. What’s your time zone? I’ve got an after work meeting but will be home and ready to write anytime after 7 pm!!! Soooo fun….
    EEKEEEE Dino Dogan…that’s AWESOME!!! Woot woot…love it!!! Ahhmazing…love all the stuff you have coming up here…how do you do it girl?!?!? Uberlicious!!!


  28. Juli Hoffman says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! You’ve had a busy week! Keep up the great work! 🙂


  29. yikici says:

    Jenny! Wow -just wow! What a superb week you have had -so many good news and positive steps forward. 😀 I’ve not done a writing sprint for a while now; I’d love to join you and get back into gear, let me know what I need to do to keep up.


  30. Julie Glover says:

    Wow on the Triberr thing! Woot-woot! That is definitely some cowbell, girlfriend. I’d love to be tagged on Wednesday for writing. Here’s hoping that I can finish up the editing on one novel so I can start writing the next. *crossing fingers* Have a great ROW80 week!


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